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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bradley Manning's New Plight

According to the Bradley Manning Support Network, Brad now faces the death penalty for “aiding and abetting the enemy,” and we all must wonder what fucking enemy they're referring to. Read the list of charges added on March 1, 2011: Bradley Manning Facing Death Penalty Under New Charge of “Aiding the Enemy”

The US Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) has added 22 additional counts in the Manning case. They claim that prosecutors do not intend to recommend the death penalty, but I do not buy it for a NY minute. These people want Brad Manning dead. Even his fellow service members want him dead. At least 50% of Americans have such an unreal level of ignorance that they also want him dead. At the very least, they will accept life in a United States Supermax prison – the prison of all prisons with no contact with the outside world ever.

And what enemy did he allegedly aid IF he is the Wikileaks leaker? No crap here – I read through many of the released documents and they weren't all that important. Can they actually do this because there is a feeling of embarrassment over their fake War on Terror? I am afraid that the answer is yes, they do whatever the hell they want. If you voted for Bush in 2000 or in 2004, you have succeeded in assisting these war happy, money-grubbing kooks ruin this country beyond any possibility of repair.

There is little left to say except if you have not donated to Bradley Manning's defense fund, please do so when possible. If you have donated, please appeal to your colleagues and friends. Don't desert this guy as his fellow soldiers have. The only good place to donate is through the Bradley Manning Support Networkyou will see the big DONATE button on the website.


Anonymous said...

I have yet to see anything remotely compromising national security in wikileaks. The military is just upset that all of America knows they have been running the show since 1948.

Anonymous said...

I will be donating often and encouraging all my friends to do so. First the torture, now this. We are not the Soviet Union. Bradley Manning is a hero to Americans who believe what our forefathers believed. Anything that is noble, right and just can stand up to scrutiny.

Vicky Gallas said...

With the exception of the Stalin era, the former USSR was better than this place in reality - just that few seem to comprehend this yet.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you're familiar with Noam Chomsky - he's a famous intellectual and life-long critic of US foreign policy, who works at MIT in Mass. In many of his writings he makes the case that the Cold War had nothing to do with the arms race at all, but rather with the fact that by the 1960's, the USSR had a viable Socialist economic model that was perceived to be a huge threat to US style capitalism and its associated culture of individualism. I don't mean to hijack the topic of this blog, or this post, but since you mentioned the USSR, I thought I'd chime in. (This is a different 'anonymous' than the one who posted above: I'm the anonymous who posted the comment under the previous post about C.)

Vicky Gallas said...

Yes, I am familiar with Noam Chomsky and am in agreement with much of what he states in his essays and books. I am also appreciative of Howard Zinn's ideas and thoughts (may he rest in peace). I took over 70 credits in history courses at the undergrad level and was in a grad history program, so I'm enthusiastic about history. I realize that this blog doesn't reflect this... I hijack the blog frequently so please feel free to as well. Lol

If I had to choose ideals that I am most in agreement with I must go with a social democracy. If I had to choose a moment when change was really in the wind during the Cold War, it is following Nikita Khrushchev's 1956 speech. His replacement's (Brezhnev) contribution was much less significant and stalled progress, in my opinion.

I have conducted extensive research relating to US foreign policy in Western Europe during the Cold War. Hell, I lived in Paris, Mons, and the Kaiserslautern areas throughout the Cold War era, though I left in the mid-1980s. I suppose that I have so much I could say about this time period that it couldn't fit in this comment section here. My biggest regret in life is not being in Berlin during reunification. Having passed through Checkpoint Charlie many times as a child with my mother and later as a teen with a friend, well, it would be a highlight of life to talk about endlessly.

A main thing that I recall of East Germany was the drab brown and grey buildings and outlook. The picture is still in my mind and the memories remain – even from visits under the age of 10.

I have never been to Moscow, but always wanted to visit. My father went infrequently and lived there from middle 1987 until the end of 1989, so I have lots of photos and memorabilia. My father didn't really like it there, but he was there on business after retiring from the USAF – he was in charge of securing the building materials from electronic bugs during the rebuilding of the US Embassy following the US Marine Corp scandal. If I told you what he did with the USAF, you'd probably be surprised.

You feel free to hijack this blog any day. I hit “publish” on your comment from my BB and wasn't home or I would have responded sooner. It is a damn shame that I can't open comments here, but I tried that and the attackers come out full force.

Anonymous said...

hello would a logical person please clearify for me why wall street deserve all that money?

I wrote a song about this called #OccupyWallStreet

Tell me whatcha think :D

Vicky Gallas said...

I keep intending to respond to your comment here... finally made it.

I consider myself a "logical person" and I have no clue what you mean about "Wall Street deserving all that money".

The warmongers got the money dear, not workers on Wall Street. "All that money," as you stated it, has gone for military and defense spending (i.e. war) on private contractors.

Stated simply, the money is in Iraq, Afghanistan, half of the Middle East, and in deep pockets. Wake-up please.